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Unusual Production Of Breast Milk
Pump or nurse more: Increasing milk supply is a classic supply vs demand. If you are also giving formula to your baby, and not nursing or pumping regularly, your milk supply will adjust accordingly. When you nurse or pump, make sure you are relaxed and comfortable and drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Super breastmilk!: There are many ways to increase breast milk supply. After nursing your baby, you can use an electric pump for another 10 minutes to stimulate supply. Also, you can take a vitamin supplement called fenugreek, drink a tea called mother's milk plus (sold at whole foods), and drink a non alcoholic malt beer like goya. Lastly, drink plenty of fluids. Godd luck! ...Read more
The hard way : Unfortunately the only proven way is to nurse often and then pump after each session, and to start this process early. There are home remedies that various cultures have used for ages, there are supplements that may provide variable success, but frequent nursing is the most established way. ...Read more
Herbs: Mothers milk tea. Fenugreek and blessed thistle have also been known to help. Homeopathic remedy ricinus 6c can help. Acupressure points (see a practitioner to learn them) can also boost your supply. Good luck! ...Read more
My breast milk supply is very low in one breast. 7oz in one and 2-3oz in other. Can I increase that one boob?
Maybe, yes: Using the more productive breast more frequently and giving the least milk productive breast more "rest" by alternating the suckling or expression of milk. However, it still may not be as productive because of a reduction in milk ducts compared to the other breast. ...Read more
How can I increase my breast milk supply , having 2 months baby , my milk not sufficient already taking leptaden, no use .Please help. Prefer to bf?
Fenugreek: There are several herbal supplements that supposedly help with milk supply, including fenugreek, brewers yeast, and milk thistle to name a few. Double pumping (both breasts at once) after nursing can be very effective. In the us, there is a prescription medication called "reglan" that has also been used off-label for this purpose. In other countries, "domperidone" is used. ...Read more
Yes: It is poss. 2 restore breast milk supply. Remember the concept of supply & demand.... Pump, pump, pump! the more u demand, the more u should produce. Don't get discouraged. You should also speak 2 your doctor about prescription meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) that act as galactogogues. Herbal supplements such as more more plus & others that contain goat's rue, fenugreek or milk thistle can be very helpful also. ...Read more
Common: Pumping certainly can be helpful to continue feeding babies breast milk for mothers that work but it is not the same as your babies direct sucking. It is not uncommon for the milk supply to decrease with pumping. You may need to supplement with formula to keep up with your babies needs. ...Read more
Keep going!: Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! it will come! the first portion of breast milk will be colostrum. While not as much in a amount as regular breast milk, it has a higher concentration of nutrients that the child needs. ...Read more
I was given the anti-emetic drug motillium to increase my breast milk supply but I was wondering?
Can u get breast milk supply without being pregnant & if so how. I'm looking into adoption & would love to nurse?
Is there a way to increase breast milk supply after it has gone low? I've been pumping and supplementing and unable to pump every 2 hours.
Mother's Milk: It's very difficult to keep your milk supply up if you are not pumping regularly, because your body down regulates, thinking you don't need it. Still, a tea called Mother's Milk, found in GNC and other vitamin stores, works well to increase milk supply if you drink it three times daily. Also, you can try Brewer's yeast capsules. Lastly, you could ask your obstetrician for a prescription for reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more
Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if i stop the medicine?
Unknown: Diuretics or "water pills" should not directly affect your breast milk production...But if it is dehydrating you, i suppose that it could. Talk to your doc about stopping it and/or really increasing your fluid intake and see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Should not decrease: If a person is eating plenty of foods and drinks, but dropped the number of calories (for example, by getting rid of the sugar and excess carbs in the foods and drinks), her body should make milk just fine. Her body has plenty of stored calories for use in milk-making... Which is why breast-feeding helps a woman lose weight if she eats fewer calories than needed each day. ...Read more
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